Category Archives: Reality

It was a good one, 2017!

This year was a whirlwind for me. I was able to experience a lot of things, 20 year old something me will never imagine. My maturity somehow kicked in. My self confidence was tested, so as my patience and self drive. But most of all I was able to experience happy unforgettable memories and checked off a lot of things in my to-do-list.

Travel:

I was able to visit Washington DC and New York with my family during early summer. It felt surreal! Going to NY was just part of a dream and because of my siblings It came true. I also get to see Lake Minnewanka and Moraine Lake here in Alberta during end of summer with the family as well. Such pretty places!

Career:

After years of waiting, I finally got the chance to work as a nurse. It happened 3 months before the year ends with the help of an old friend. Finding a job wasn’t easy that’s why I feel so blessed when this fell in my lap. Very much thankful for this person as well as to my employer for giving me the chance to show off my capabilities as a nurse. Two months after, I was given another chance to be a part-time employee from casual one.

Through the help of a former classmate and friend, I was able to obtain another job. A casual position as a nurse.

I feel really thankful and blessed for having these people lending their hands to help me.

Health:

From a chubby, unhealthy 165 lbs woman I was back on May to now an impressive 131 lbs woman, I can’t help but say wow and brag about it. With dedication and discipline, I was able to pull off kilos and inches away just by clean exercise and diet. No diet pills or drinks used. Everyone’s been happy with the result and can’t help expressing how glad they are.

Paano pa kaya ako?!

Adulthood:

Driving is one of those that I have been trying to skip doing since 2010. But since my work was 30 minutes away from where I live, I was forced to drive myself to work. Even bought a car which made me love driving now.

Cooking is one of the things I know I have to eventually learn but didn’t realize it will start this year. The range of the things I can cook widened and I am pleased with the result. Tho most of it still needs work, they are still edible, or atleast to my family. Hahahaha.

Decision making and Prioritizing, still a work-in-progress but I must say that this was challenged mostly in the latter part of the year.

Meeting People/New Friends:

I met a lot this year because of work. I was able to meet new set of friends who are of the same age as me. They’ve been helping me to get out of my shell and experience the things Ive been wanting to do. I am in love with them 🙂

 

Lovelife:

I met two this year. The first guy was someone who’s like very ideal for me, physically while the other guy was someone who I can be myself with. Unfortunately, they are both taken.

In this aspect, I also took a risk of letting my feelings out thinking that it will be reciprocated but since the timing was off, It didn’t push through. And the friendship fell off ten notches down.

It has been a challenging and fruitfull year for me. 2017 tested me well and made me an adult. I guess, I wouldn’t want to have it in any other way. Thank you 2017 🙂

Ash

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I am a timeline myself.

I am the kind of person who sets deadlines and always has a to do list so that to get myself moving and avoid prolong procrastination. I so got used to doing this that I am even planning my life yearly and have like a 5 year to do list to track on.

When I was about 10, I planned to enter relationships after graduating college and as a sign of respect to my parents as well. Now, eight years after graduation, I still haven’t been in one and I am two years away from being 30, my deadline, my marrying age.

Sure it is terrifying. There’s not even a slight sign that I am going to be in a relationship before I hit that age. I planned my everyday too well but since this didn’t occurred to me before to be this possible, I did not make a Plan B.

Mostly everyone surrounding me have been asking me, pushing me to make a move but my guts and pride are barricading me to step out of my zone. Am I procrastinating again or am I just scared? Should I follow my deadline or should I give myself longer chance to find that true love? I am torned by this thoughts.

I believe that timelines are made by human and the thought of ignoring this is making feel not myself.

Must I continually give love a chance to come? Must I keep on waiting? Will it be worth it to make a move?

I am human. I am a timeline myself. I don’t need help, I just need to think this through.

Right now one thing is for sure, if I reach that deadline and still single, I will enroll myself to take a medicine career or get a pomeranian. If I am able to make it, then, I will give the wedding planner the notebook of where I wrote my detailed planned wedding day.

Have I told you I have a habit of thinking too much? 

That’s it for now,

Ash

12 questions you should NEVER ask a single lady (TagLish)

Oh Please! We know we are single! You don’t have to slam it on us! Haha. Hindi naman masama maging single eh! Hindi ba pwedeng career minded lang talaga kami or sadyang we are so hopeless romantic that we believe in waiting and by meeting by chance. Kasalanan ba namin that we believe in destiny?

Ladies: This is how we should answer! Lalo na sa mga single late twenties!

Sa mga magtatanong: Kung kayo nagtataka, ano pa kami? Learn to wait ok? haha. Single kami, Walang basagan ng trip!

1. Nasaan boyfriend mo?

You know I don’t have a boyfriend! Kakatanong mo lang last week dba? Alangan naman na in a week nakahanap agad ako?! Ano akala mo sakin, desperate?!

2. May papakilala ako sayo!!!

Nasaaan? Sana sinama mo na agad! Wala naman magagalit eh! Charot! Tip: kung may papakilala ka siguradin mo ok at wag mo sasabhin na may papakilala ka sabay the next na magkita sasabihin mo ulit na may papakilala ka. Kasi pagpaulit ulit sinasabi, nakaka GRRR! haha.

3. Uy Gwapo o! Flirt mo! Daliiii!

Excuse me! Who are you calling flirt? ME? If I am a flirt, do you think I’ll be single now?

4. Maganda ka naman bakit wala ka boyfriend?

I know I am pretty, ok? Ewan ko na lang, bulag ata tong mga lalaki na to.

5. Intimadating ka kasi!

Is it my fault? Kasalanan ko ba na intimidated sila sakin?!

6. Sige ka, magiging matandang dalaga ka nyan!

Tingin mo ba ginusto ko to? Kung may choice ba ako eh! Kasalanan ko bang walang nanliligaw sakin?! Eh sa wala ako nakikilala eh!

7. Mag-ayos ka kasi! Put some make up on para magkaboyfriend ka!

Love me for me; not for how you want me to be, ok! Looks fade you know! At hello! Maganda ako kahit I woke up like this ang pes ko no!

8. Magboyfriend ka na! Gusto ko ng apo/pamangkin no!

Pressure and struggle is real!!! Nay, Tay, Ate, Kuya at Bunso, don’t worry nagkakaron pa ko!

Boyfriend nga ang hirap hanapin, asawa pa kaya? Saka hindi naman porket in a relationship eh ‘matik ng siya na si the one!

9. Ayan kasi ang choosy mo! Standards mo kasi ibaba mo!

Hindi naman ako desperada no. Saka nagantay na lang din ako, edi lubusin ko na. Ang gusto ko lang naman eh mabait, may trabaho, at napapangiti ako. Bonus na lang yung gwapo, matangkad at may dimples! Masama ba yun? haha.

10. Uy, Out of town daw bukas! Kasama daw jowas!

Eh kung landiin ko yung mga jowas nyo?! Kayo na may jowa!

*Never. Ever. Make. Your. Single. Friend. A. Thirdwheel! I know, I know, to some eh ok lang but you know in the midde of your trip or kahit hang out lang somewhere, they’d wish that they did not tag along or that they are in a relationship too.

11. Samin ka na lang sumabay ni jowa, dalawa lang kami.

Depende. Magkano bayad? Gagawin mo na nga akong thirdwheel gagawin mo pa ko taga kuha ng picture nyo!

*Again! Never ever say this! Please lang! Hindi rin dahil sa inggit sil na may jowa ka no, or na bitter sila. (Isa pa yan, never ever say na bitter sla if they’ll say no being thirdwheel) Friendship Etiquette mga bes! Etiquette!

12. Kelan kasal mo?

Mamaya! Umattend ka ha! Sagot mo lechon!

ORRRR….

Sinong nagtatanong? Bastos yun ah!

That’s it for now,

Ash

PS: Don’t worry you single pretty lady, I know how you feel. Seize the moment lang! Darating din yan! Kung hindi man, eh so what dba?! Cheers!